Meet your Youth Education Librarian, Jessica, and discover the wonderful things that your NPR Library can help you do. Email youthlib@nprlibrary.org or call 727-853-1264.

Don’t forget to check out the Youth Services Facebook page.  Please remember that while social media is part of our everyday lives, libraries, schools and other youth organizations need to take a stand against cyberbullying and fight to #TakeNoBullies. Learn more.

Want to stay on top of events and classes for teens?  Text @nprlteen to 81010 to receive updates and reminders! *


Check out our current program calendar!

View the middle school 2016-17 Sunshine State books!




Think you could solve the puzzles in time? Guests can work as a team to find clues and escape! For youth and family of all ages. Advanced signup is required. 727-853-1267.
Thurs, Mar. 30, various times available


Life Hack is back!

Monthly workshops designed to help you learn to “adult.” Classes are open to middle and high school students, featuring a different topic each month.  

Mar. 21, 6PM: Basic Fitness

Apr. 18, 5PM: Job Interview and Resume Skills

May 16, 5PM: Sewing Skills

Jun. 20, 6PM: First Aid

Jul. 18, 6PM: Financial Literacy

Bon Appeteens




Bon AppéTeens

Middle and High School students learn how to avoid kitchen fails and help create delicious dishes! No charge, requires advance signup. Mar. 16, Apr. 20 and May 18. No meetings in June or July. 


Yu-Gi-Oh! Battles

Think you could hold your own in a Yu-Gi-Oh battle?  Try your luck against other players!  Recommended for youth ages 8 and up.  No charge.  

First Wednesdays,  (Apr. 5, May 3) at 4-7:30PM
Special Saturdays (Mar. 18, May 20) at 10AM.  






*Please note, as of fall 2016, our anime group is on hiatus until further notice. If you are interested in leading an anime group here at the library, please contact Jessica at youthlib@nprlibrary.org.


Game Days

Got skills?  Come and test them out at open gaming with Wii and our PS4! Try your luck with Dance Central, outwit other drivers on Mario Kart or play some old school board games!  Open to youth of all ages, second Thursday of every month.   (Anyone who wishes to bring their own games must have them approved by Youth Services staff prior to the event and sign a liability waiver.) No charge. Upcoming dates: Apr. 13, May 11 and Jun. 8 4-5:30PM


Ever wished the library offered more of a certain type of book or movie?  Have you ever longed for a specific event or program to be hosted here at the library?  Tell us about it!  Join Y.O.L.O. (Youth Offering Library Opinions) and help shape the future of the NPR Public Library.  Y.O.L.O. members will contribute ideas for programs and events, help select new library materials, plan for future fundraising opportunities and make a difference in the community.  You can also earn volunteer hours.  Meetings are once a month.  Open to those going into grades 6 through 12.  Contact Jessica in Youth Services for more information or an application.

 *Standard text message rates apply. Remind.com is a free, safe, simple messaging tool to share important updates and reminders. All personal information is kept private.


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